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wall street journal," -- -- he went on to say, "the economy is recovering too slowly and should not be regarded as the new normal." >> we need a new approach. an approach that removes obstacles of growth, prosperity -- of growth and prosperity. unleash the nation of builders. to become a nation of builders and i think we have to stop picking winners and losers and start focusing on expanding opportunity for everyone. we started out by giving our kids a good chance at an education. to hirend opportunity axa's education so students are ready for tomorrow's job market. to become a nation of builders again, we need to fix our tax code. if we clear out all of these loopholes and make the tax code fair it is going to make it easier to understand, we will be creating more incentives to bring jobs home, and keep our resources here in america. a host: john boehner before the national association of manufacturers. this headline from "the -- this editorial from "the wall street journal" -- joseph on our twitter page has this comment -- logan is on the phone from las vegas on our independen
and our economy from early childhood development. he has proven time and time again and he will tell any group willing to listen that every dollar we invest can yield savings of more than seven dollars down the road by improving school achievement and graduation rates while reducing problems like teen pregnancy and crime. some of the answer does lie with government. like president obama's proposal to expand access to high-quality preschool. but there is also a responsibility that has to be met by parents and families, businesses and communities who are at the center of this challenge. i want to applaud the commitment progress and the ways he is going to be modeling, along with goldman sachs and other partners, new ways to finance early education for some of our most vulnerable children. the so-called social impact bonds can be an important innovation for the early learning community and the broader impact investing community. i also want to recognize the commitment by the david and laura maras foundation and its partners to create networks of child care and early learning providers that
an immigration system in our country that meets the needs of a growing economy, the biggest economy in the world that focuses on making our country stronger, not weaker, and hopefully will put this debate behind us. so i yield the floor. >> yield for a question. first could i say all of us who have had the honor of working with you and the senator from north dakota greatly appreciate the work that you've done. if there is going to be a broad bipartisan support for the final product it will be because of what you and the senator from north dakota have done. and i'm very, very grateful for that. and i think that it is important wouldn't you agree that people understand that this is a very tough bill. and it required a lot of cooperation from our friends on the other side of the aisle to go along and agree with this. i think that they've shown a great deal of compromise in order to reach this point and agree with us on this legislation, which clearly we need bipartisan support for. but i would like to ask the senator again for a couple of specifics. because i think it is important we understand how
debate in congress and the economy. jammer -- tim murphy talking about how obamacare is behind schedule. >> in a lot of ways, this is a challenge. we have a liberal democratic presidents who is not only been elected but reelected. yes projects i think are very wrongheaded. time.a challenging it is also an exciting time. trying to modernize conservatism to bring it in- line with the challenges that the country faces now. we want to help conservatives in the country think about how to confront the challenges of the 21st century. neither side is doing a good job of that. there's a lot of thinking about what the 21st century requires, in terms of change, to get back to economic growth and prosperity. to get back to a cultural revival that we need. is challenging challenging and exciting. >> more with national affairs editor on sunday. [captioning performed bynational captioning institute][captions copyright nationalcable satellite corp. 2013]>> at his poorly briefing, ben bernanke said that the fed might ease up on its federal stimulus plan this year. he also discussed financial regulations
of america, this remains a vibrant place to live with a balanced economy. the american people must have a voice about what those rules will be. and congress cannot skirt responsibility to legislate. again, i would like to close here by thanking those who led this effort, mr. collins in particular, for leading the floor conversation. he has shown great leadership, working very hard. you came here as did other members of the freshman class to make a difference by supporting the reins act and i think you will advance that cause. mr. collins: it is easy to follow in the stoot steps. and we will work to continue that fight. i thank you for being here tonight. it is now with great pleasure, another freshman who has come from north of me in north compassion for his constituents. mr. holding: i thank the gentleman from georgia for the opportunity to discuss this administration's excessive regulations. we know the harmful effect that overregulations had on the economy and since taking office, president obama and his administration have continuously burdened the american people with an exceptiona
university, about the state of the u.s. economy. later in the program we will be joined by a matthew segal. he will be here to talk about issues important to young americans. you are watching "washington journal." we will be right back. ♪ >> when you talk about transparency to the american public, there is -- you are going to give up something. you are going to be giving signals to our adversaries as to what our capabilities are. the more specific you get about the program, the more specific about the oversight, the more specific you get about the capabilities and successes, to that extent you have people sitting around saying, "ok, now i understand what it can be done with our numbers in yemen and in the united states and consequently i am going to find another way to communicate." there is a price to be paid for that transparency. where that line is drawn, in terms of identifying what our capabilities are, is out of our hands. if you tell us to do it one way we will do it that way. there is a price to be paid for transparency. >> robert muller makes his last scheduled appearance before
much that is costing the european economy, european jobs, and the european government? guest: at the moment, we are asking our citizens to do a lot of sacrifice in order to adjust to the impact of the financial crisis. we cannot allow a number of people to escape, a number of people to evade their tax responsibilities. so, i think this was a powerful message from the g8. very much supported and initiated by the europeans to make sure that our tax system is assumes itsverybody responsibilities in terms of and that when we ask normal citizens to make sacrifices, we should at the same time ensure that any of the people that tries to escape this sanctions -- is sanctions. cooperation among states is an effective one, and this is what they discussed in the g8 and what we are implementing. we are happy to see that we are on the same wavelength with the americans. host: what about switzerland? is which alone one of those locations used as a tax haven? guest: switzerland is not part of the european union, but we have a solid relationship with switzerland. we made a number of agreemen
the president more directly engaged. tax reform is going to help the american economy, help get jobs. in this comparative world of ours, we have to do everything we possibly can legitimately and reasonably to help american people, help american small business, help american multinational corporations, american companies compete better and have less red tape so they can focus more on jobs. it's a combination of substance and psychology, which i think will help spur the economy. >> i would just say that the tax code was broken and needed to be fixed, and the tax code is broken now. all three of our witnesses said the tax code was broken. the other thing i would add is the world has changed. the ability to invest around the world with the click of a mouse is so much easier, so we have to look at what other countries have done. they have modernized their tax system, and we have not. the other thing, i think, that i think is somewhat similar is you have to be very persistent. that reform would not have happened without continual persistence and effort. as economy is not as strong it needs
the original small business. small businesses are the backbone of our economy and the engines of job creation. and over half of americans own or are employed by a small business. mr. speaker, there are 30 million small businesses in the united states, and they create seven out of 10 new american jobs each and every year. small businesses are the key to economic prosperity. the government does not create jobs. american small businesses create jobs. the government and its lawmakers should do everything in their power to cultivate an ideal environment for small businesses to grow and prosper by removing roadblocks to growth and building economic certainty. we need to keep the focus on the american worker and on small businesses. we need to remember that every week is small business week. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the entleman's time has expired. further requests for one minute? for what reason does the gentleman from texas rise? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one inute. >> thank you, mr. speake
, and the future in 30 minutes. talking about how you size up the economy today, how we got into such a bad place in 2008, and what economic policy makers need to do next. i would like to start talking about the present. how do you assess the global economy and the u.s. economy, and the extent to which there is any momentum or possibility for faster growth? >> basically, i would describe both the united states and the rest of the world as being in a sluggish environment where effective demand, if we can use that old-fashioned term, is inadequate to galvanize the system in the growth. yet there is not enough downside weakness to create any significant short-term changes that i can see. there are very huge imbalances out there. what i find startling is there are so many things -- which nothing is happening. for example, the european central bank had this huge trillion-euro rise a couple years ago of the assets in their balance sheet. then it came down a little bit. and for the last several months it has been absolutely flat. in other words, the extent to hich nothing is happening. it is just not cr
the economy has not recovered from the collapse that wall street caused in housing and other areas. we had recreational vehicles industries gone. we had some high tech that's moved on. we had a lot of construction, home building, lumber, wood products pretty much decimated. the rural areas i have in my rural counties, unemployment over 20%. people are struggling to make ends meet, and we're going to cut their benefits. they want to work. some of them are working, and we even have a higher minimum wage than some states, but it still won't get you through the end of the month for your family. now, this is just outrageous. there are ways to cut this bill. we're going to stop paying finally at last, we are going to stop people not to grow things. we are going to have a new program of crop insurance and some estimates are this program which goes to anybody with an unlimited income, if you're a corporate farm and has $2 million, government will pay 80% for your crop insurance, 80% subsidies. why is that? we could cut this and -- if you earn a quarter of a million dollars a year, go buy your own
was energy secretary, the economy got smaller. it shrank month after month after month. under this government, we have 1.251.20 5 million -- jobs.n private sector of course, living standards are under pressure. the is why we are freezing count. >> excessive noise in the chamber. members should not shout at the prime minister any more than they should shout at the members of the opposition. let the answers be heard. million more1.25 private sector jobs and that is a good record. >> no answer on the living standards crisis that is facing families up and down the country. it is no wonder what his side are saying about him. this is what the honorable member wrote about him, "it is like being in an airplane. the pilot does not know how to land it. we can either do something about it or sit back, watch the in- flight movies, and wait for the inevitable." i could not put it better myself about this prime minister. the reality is this. day in and day out, what people down, day in,m back, dayn tide is in and day out, what people see is prices rising and wages falling while the prime minister tell them
, promotes growth and creates jobs, investments in infrastructure and innovation, expands our economy and strengthens the middle class and responsibly reduces the deficit. cognizant van hollen has been our leader on budget issues and the -- always promoting a budget as a statement of our national values of fairness, and opportunity, while reducing the deficit. please yield to the distinguished gentleman. >> thank you, leader pelosi. leader pelosi and president obama have in calling for some time now for the house of representatives to get working on legislation that will help boost growth. the economy has been improving but we know it can improve much faster if congress would do its work. two percent economic growth. because of things congress has done, like the sequester, we are slowing down economic growth in the country. the congressional budget office says economic growth this year will be one third less because of the sequester. which is why we have proposed a budget. senate democrats and the president of the united states have proposed budget that would replace the sequester wit
of the sequester. , it is something that because of the strength of the economy, it has not been as much of a public focus as the white house hoped. host: is it a matter of capitol hill not bringing it up enough? what has capitol hill been doing on this? guest: the democrats ready regularly bring up the sequester. there is no pressure on anyone to change the sequester at this point. the economy is doing fine. the budget situation is getting better. the economy is improving. the sequester is having a role as well. at this point, it seems impossible anyone would turn off the sequester before the end of september. it actually looks like the budget things that were included as part of the bill that created the sequester will continue for some time. i would expect the kind of cuts we are seeing right now will continue in the foreseeable future. we are taking your calls and comments on sequestration. the nsa to leaks, the upcoming decisions on gay marriage, and any other subject you want to talk about on capitol hill this week. ken is up next on the independent line. good morning. caller: good
constituents have made it clear time and time again that we must make us work together to grow the economy. once again, republicans refuse to listen. instead, we are debating legislation that endangers women's health and disrespects the judgment of american women and their doctors on how to make judgments about women's health. this bill would deny care to women and the most desperate of circumstances. it is yet another republican attempt to endanger women. it is disrespectful to women, unsafe or families, and unconstitutional. at the start of the congress, the republicans take great pride in reading the constitution, but then they proceed to ignore it. one example is this clearly unconstitutional bill. they claim to reduce the role of government, except when it comes to women's most personal decisions about their reproductive health. leading medical experts believe this legislation is dangerous and wrong. that is the message we have seen from doctors and health- care providers who point out that this would put medical professionals in the untenable position when treating women in need -- w
has resulted in a significant boost for the local economy, especially for the travel industry, the leisure industry, restaurants, for example. shops. i'm proud to have worked on taiwan's entry into the visa waiver program because i know that as a result of this agreement taiwanese americans in southern california have a much easier time staying connected to their families. mr. speaker, as the number of visitors from taiwan has grown exponentially, there is an urgent need to ensure that taiwan has real time access to air safety information. strengthening air safety benefits american citizens as much as it does the taiwanese. every year tens of thousands of americans fly through taiwan's airspace which must be as safe as it can be, and this bill will certainly help. just as taiwan was allowed to join the world health organization as a result of the sars outbreak, so should taiwan be afforded the opportunity to observe the proceedings of the i.k.o. we all share the responsibility to ensure that international air travel be safe. taiwan's unique political status has thus far hinder
: both sides are addressing the economy, to bring growth back. it is not easy. we are facing enormous challenges on both sides. we have different kinds of responses, different kinds of contacts in america. i think the common concern is to make sure the recovery is a sustainable one that we don't go in an up and down in terms of economic performance. i think we have established a few lines that are common. we need financial stability and we need to increase our competitiveness. we are facing enormous challenges in emerging economies. we need to adjust our economy for training and education and we need the skills in the job market. for the moment i think the g-8 has clearly identified that. we need to join efforts at the international level to create a right position. host: what needs to happen? guest: i think we need to consolidate our accounts and put our house in order in terms of the debt and deficit. that is crucial for our credibility of our efforts. at the same time, we need to invest in a new way, we need to create the sources of competitiveness for the future. so our economies
, even though the economy is growing. too many families feel like they're working working harder and still can't get ahead. inequality is still growing in our society. too many young people aren't sure whether they will be able to match the living standards of parents. we have too many kids in poverty in this country still. there are some basic steps we can take to strengthen the position of working people in this country to help our , to make sureter it's more competitive, and some of that requires political will. some of it requires an abiding passion for making sure everyone in this country has a fair shot area but it also requires good economists. i know it is called the dismal science, but i don't find it at dismal. i think it is actually pretty interesting. staffmes the rest of my thinks obamas getting together with his economists and they're going to have a wonk fest for the next hour, but this stuff matters. in termsa difference of whether or not people get a chance at life and how we optimize this opportunity. everyone gets a caring fornd we are the vulnerable and disabl
we've got to get the economy jumpstarted and back on track in a manner that is sustainable for the programs that we all care about. one of of the ways to clearly do that at the -- at the cbo has indicated, and this is a nonpartisan operation, is to pass copperheads if immigration reform that provides an additional piece of evidence as to why this is so significant for us to get done and to get done sooner rather than later. ,ost: congressman jeffreys what is another issue, before we go to calls, that you focus on or that you think the congress should be addressing? i think we have to do with the gun violence problem we have in america. it is, katie, i understand that, but certainly as americans focus on the problem, and the aftermath of the tragedy in newtown, connecticut, the issue that we confront in the district, i represent a very urban district that has several neighborhoods in east new york,: the island, brownsville, that in the last several decades have gunrienced issues in violence. almostevery reagan, -- every weekend, there is an issue that has resulted from an il
in the local economy generated by the store and new jobs it creates. it has a multiplier effect. to know that this works, we need to look at pennsylvania. a similar program that began there in 2004 resulted in 88 projects being built or renovated in underserved urban and rural communities across the state. today, more than 5,000 jobs have been created and i know we all want to create jobs, and 400,000 people now have increased access to healthy foods. 30 million invested by the state has resulted in projects totalling more than $190 million. the pennsylvania program success rate has been better than the grocery industry overall. federal, state and many city governments are enacting legislation and policies to attract healthy food retail. this is tremendous momentum around the country right now to bring grocery stores to places that need them. also a diverse group of nearly 100 stakeholders support this bill, including policy link, the food trust, the national grosser's association and newly rouse agricultural, civil rights support this bill. the senate supports this -- the senate has rec
that it would be good for dairy farmers in the northeast who are such an important part of our economy. but i cannot and i will not support this farm bill as it is currently written. i cannot support a bill that cuts the snap program by $20.5 billion. i cannot support a bill that will force two million americans to lose their benefits. i cannot support a bill that throws over 200,000 american children off the free school breakfast and lunch program. in short, i cannot support a bill that will make hunger in america even worse than it already is. right now as we speak, as we gaggetser here, there are -- as we gather here, there are 50 million hungry americans, 17 million of them are children. many of them work but do not earn enough to make ends meet. all of us, every single one of us in this chamber should be ashamed by those numbers. food is not a luxury. it is a basic necessity. but there isn't a single congressional district in america that is hunger-free. ending hunger in america used to be a bipartisan issue. to my republican friends i say, remember the work of people like bob dole and b
of this meeting is to fire up our economies and drive growth and prosperity around the world, to do things that make a real difference to people's lives. and there is no more powerful way to do that than by boosting trade and than by launching these negotiations on a landmark deal between the european union and the united states of america. could at 80 billion pounds to the u.s. economy and 85 billion pounds to the rest of the world. two million extra jobs, more choice and lower prices in our shops. we're talking about what could be the biggest bilateral trade deal in history. a deal that will have a greater impact than all the other trade deals put together. when we last met at camp david and suggested we could reach this moment many doubted it would be possible. everyone knows these trade deals are difficult. some take years to get off the ground and some never happen at all. it's a testament to the leadership of everyone here we've reached this point. we must maintain that political will in the months ahead. -- once in a generation opportunity and we must seize it. >> today we announced
resources on regulatory adventuring. applyingu reframe from the monopoly to our economy. you've been criticized for suggesting that the f.c.c. uses de facto regulation or at a minimum of underscoring its ability to do so. i hope understand when a chairman is tasked with executing the law discusses using a backdoor to imposing a new regime and skirting the regulatory authority issue. congress never intented for the review authority to be used as a backdoor policy making tool that lacks transparency and review. we already have too many federal agencies carrying out too many agged the d.a.s. third, be a visionary. you have seen firsthand the power of the internet. there's no debate where our current telecommunication laws if they were written in 1992, 1996, or 1934, where consumers can choose from multiple wire lines. none of them did. in fact, all of our laws deserve to be reviewed and brought into our era, reflecting not just today's reality but a allowing for today's advances. i invite you to share your ideas reguaranteing statutory modernization. i know many members have been able t
in our society, economy, the central essence that we face today as a challenge is how do we keep america that special place unlike any other in human history. the reason is because, though our rights come from god, as our founding documents state, those rights have not always been respected and human nature has shown a willingness to violate them or deny them. we fight against those headwinds in america every day and this is in contrast to what most of human history look like. tomorrow -- to most of us who are influenced heavily by it, it is especially challenging, a time where we are told we should silence our phase were separated from how we express ourselves in the political process. this coalition of faith and freedom gets it right in the sense that faith and freedom are intertwined. for americans, it is. what i hope to do in the next few minutes is not to -- just to advocate you stay involved but encourage you to do more. i think we are called to do more in that regard. knowing the diversity of faith in this room today, i will rely on my personal fate, the christian faith, for guida
must work together to create jobs, to strengthen the middle class and to grow the economy. our -- yet once again republicans refuse to listen. instead we are debating legislation that endangers women's health and that disrespects the judgment that the american women and their doctors on how to make judgments about women's health. this bill would deny care to women in the most desperate circumstance. sad and desperate circumstances. it is yet another republican attempt to endanger women. it is disrespectful to women. it is unsafe for families and it is unconstitutional. at the start of the congress, the republicans take great pride, and we join them in that pride in reading the constitution, start to finish. it's a great day. it's a great document. but then the republicans proceed to ignore it. one example, this clearly unconstitutional bill. each day republicans claim they want to reduce the role of government except when it comes to women's most personal decisions about their reproductive health. leading groups of medical professionals and experts across the country believe that this
are children. they are seniors, disabled. so it is a very serious issue. people are struggling in this economy for their survival. we have high unemployment, wages down. income has not increased. why do we want to take this moment and throw more people into poverty and increase hunger? it does not make sense. in the past, there has been a bipartisan coalition. they came together around the issue of hunger, and addressing that issue. this farm bill woodcut $21 billion in the nutrition program, in the food stamp program. it would throw 2 million people off of the program. one million of whom are children. because there is a link between the program and school lunch, school breakfast,, that means over 200,000 youngsters will be kicked off the program. it is not right. host: here are details about snap, the supplemental assistance program, also known as food stamps. these numbers come from march of this year. that is 23 million households. $75 billion in total last year. in terms of what people get, it ,s $133 on average per person $270 per average per household. we see the number at 47.7 million
economy. when we look at where we are, e are still seeing growth. it is not just that right now. in america, the people have always had a healthy skepticism bout their government. they read about the irs abuse of power, and targeting americans for their political beliefs. they wonder about what happened in benghazi where americans were killed. they see report the journalists had their phones monitored, and they asked this could happen to them. they are -- in washington there as been no accountability. only arrogance of power that puts politics ahead of doing the right thing. when government is out of control, and also the people it is supposed to serve, it makes it harder to do our work. to grow our economy. the arrogance we are seeing in the same arrogance that has left our economy plodding along. after four years of watching -- washington knows best, our economy is recovering at the slowest rate since world war ii. the growth numbers barely move. unemployment stays about the same. we are told not to read much into it. experts call this condition the new normal. some even argue
the fact the unions and taxes are the two things that bring down the nation's economy. anyone that loves history can see it over and over again, taxes, high taxes, they drive businesses out of a country to another country and it is hard to get them back. when you unionize to the point where it is ridiculous, sitting around pretending like they are union bosses, sucking up the workers' money, it is never going to work. never, ever. maybe if we look at greece and these other failures, you can see what is behind them. host: what can the president do this week at this economic gathering? that maybe hek can listen more than he speaks? -- caller: i think i can -- i think that maybe he can listen more than he speaks? host: what is your take on who he should be listening to? caller: i am not sure. you have a bunch of people with similar mindsets trying to solve problems they have all proved they cannot solve. florida, thankm you for the call. this twitter message from murray -- host: we want to get your thoughts on america's standing in the world and these issues hanging over the president as he
in the eurozone and the economy. they'll discuss the trade negotiations associated with the potential transalantic trade investment partnership. they'll discuss the situation in afghanistan where germany remains a stalwart ally and continues to contribute to the mission there as well as, again, how nato can provide support beyond 2014. i don't anticipate they'll discuss syria, iran, and the middle east peace as issues we regularly consult closely with the german zone. following the bilateral meeting, a press conference. then a private lunch together at the chancellory. following that, the president will give remarks at the brandenburg gate. it comes on the 50th anniversary of president kennedy's speech at the height of the cold war when west berlin was under considerable siege. given the progress made in germany and the fall of the berlin wall, it's a true symbol of the partnership that we forged together. i expect the president would hit on broad themes in that speech associated with the shared history of the transalantic alliance, how far we've come together in germany and the other allies but t
, this country is drowning in debt. i reject the implication that our economy is doing better because life is good on wall street but small businesses across this country are crumbling on main street. our country can do better than this massive sovereign debt, this expanding welfare state, this drift towards socialized medicine that's modeled after modern western europe. we can do better. and we must. and starting today, we've got to start the fight to regain those values. let me close with this. as we fight for our country, we need to do it with joy. lost that as frankly example of a happy warrior. ronald reagan died a less than a decade ago and sometimes i fear with his passing we have forgotten that conversations should come with a smile. love and joy ought to be our code. our conviction and our passion should lead to compassion, not contempt or anger or fear mongering. we stand for the principles that made america great. and we should exude those principles with joy. you know, smile when you disagree with a liberal. and shake your head and as ronald reagan once said, you know, liberals
jewel in the crown of the united kingdom economy. seeing a, we are growth in production as a number of new fields and projects come on stream. all times, safety and security are absolutely paramount. been watching prime minister's questions from the british house of commons. " airs live every wednesday at 7:00 a.m. eastern and again on sunday nights at 9:00 p.m. eastern and pacific on c-span. watch any time on c-span.org, where you can find past rime minister's questions other public affairs programs. on monday, british foreign secretary william hague told members in the house of commons that recent allegations that the government communications headquarters tried to circumvent the law to gather data on british citizens were baseless. he added that data obtained by the uk from the u.s. involving british assistant -- citizens were subject to statutory controls and safeguards. he also took questions from members. i think the matters have been very fully explored. the statements for foreign and commonwealth affairs, secretary william hague. will makermission, i a statement on the work
. it is mature. , we are dependent upon new housing to grow the pie.ll given the economy, there's not not been a lot of increases. that has been a challenge. we have a return on occupied housing which we will. it will help us grow the video business. at the same time would've had limited growth in the universe of potential customers, with had a number of new entrances into the video space. it is been a new it librium. -- a new equilibrium. that has created a headwind for growth. onwe are very focused returning the business to growth and ultimately the way it happens is by ensuring we have a world-class video. demoing here that is relevant. a good is having customer service experience. that is something that has been --area where people have there's a lack of appreciation of the complexity and delivering service to 50 million homes. we are focused on it and doing a better and better job making our company easier to do business with is simply more customer friendly. ?> what are you doing here -- >> one of the areas that has been a focus of time and resource for us as improving our navigation exp
cannot let this happen because of the economy that the entire issue kind of blew up. agreement whend it is clear that there are political point to be had for keeping your own site? >> there are also political points to be had for having success here. i am surprised that the white house has not recognized how similar the proposals are in said "let's get this done and have a bipartisan issue and move it off the table." can doill hopeful we that. the senate has not been successful in their short-term three forward -- 3.4% to your solution of finding someone to pay for it. this is the direction we are continuing to work for. republicans are very much committed to this approach. it should not be that difficult to do considering the white house on paper position he has a proposal. i mean there is still room. it is early june. >> according to the national journey, if they have objected to the bill because it is the " largest interest-rate increases on middle income students and families families who struggle most to afford a college education." >> i find it interesting that the white house
and economy. it also will protect families and farmers. families are already having enough trouble making ends meet. mr. gibbs: this amendment will help bring down prices for our constituents by providing more opportunity to dairy farmers. it will save taxpayers dollars. this amendment saves taxpayers another $15 million on top of the savings in the underlying bill. every penny counts. this amendment will create a better and more market driven policy for our farmers. supply management is not the way to go. i support the amendment. i yield back. the chair: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from minnesota has two minutes remaining. mr. peterson: i yield myself the balance of the time. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. mr. peterson: hasegawa been said, we have been working on this for four years. clearly the current policy doesn't work because we got all this volatility. if you adopt this goodlatte-scott amendment, you will continue to have that volatility. those people concerned about the price of milk, when we had high prices, the processors raised the price
with education is the cost routinely does this, it is the only area in the united states economy that has been exempt from the productivity magic in the last 20 years. because cost is doing this and quality is going nowhere in the education of the united states. we combined with georgia tech and the company and announced georgia tech will be launching a fully accredited program in computer science, a masters in which todayience. costs $40,000. next year, we will be introducing this degree for $7,000. i think $7,000 is high, but we can debate that. if the technical credential degree can be introduced at 20% of the cost, why cannot not be moved into secondary education, and why canication? that not be exported to sub- saharan africa and begin to introduce the highest quality education programs in the world entities developing economies. this is world changing, this democratizes education and is a major deal. it is a big deal. >> i am with georgetown, how are you? can you talk about video and how your video platform is doing? >> video is a wireless derived impact as well because when you look at
speaker. at a time when americans want their elected officials to focus on jobs and building our economy, here we are again focusing our efforts on limiting a woman's ability to make her own health care decisions. as i have heard time and time again from women across this nation, women don't want politicians imposing their extreme beliefs on them when they are making tough decisions. i keep hearing about poll from my colleagues on the other side of the aisle. here is a poll. we just heard about it today. popularity is at an all-time low of 10% and bills like this are exactly why. last session we waited a lot of the american people's time debating and voting on legislation designed solely to take a woman's health care decision out of her hands and that of her doctor and instead to allow politicians to step in and substitute their judgment. the time it could take majority six months of the new session, but here we go again. it is patently unconstitutional last week, after some of us pointed out, the bill's sponsors maneuver to add an attempted exception for rape and victims. to bill now re
? if there is something we can do about it, does it justify that the economy -- the hit that the economy might take? and what will happen to physical industry in ohio and west virginia, for example. and i think it will probably be very dangerous for a conservative to be "a climate change denier." having said that, there are some very real questions over how do you respond and how serious is it? but i think that is an issue that we'll be confronting as president obama points out. i think it's an issue that is not something that anybody really decides to vote on, which may be why it's not up there with immigration reform. host: ok. something like climate change tracks with conservative vores now? guest: i would say probably not. if you were in favor of -- it could hit you from an economic standpoint and it could hurt you in a place like ohio and west virginia, which is really struggling right now with their economy, but if you go down and you ranked -- there's this question over preference vs. intensity. and we saw this with gun debate with background checks. so like almost everybody is in favor of b
it is a very serious issue. people are struggling in this economy. wages are down, incomes have not increased. why do we want to take this moment and throw more people into poverty? and increased hunger? it does not make sense. in the past, there's been a , bob dole coalition and george mcgovern came together all -- around the issue of hunger. $21 farm bill would cut billion in the nutrition program and the food stamp program. 2 million people off of the program, one million of whom are children. and because there is a link between the program, that means over 200,000 youngsters will be kicked off of the program. it is not right. host: here are some details. commerce mental or old mentioned over 47 lead people are on food stamps. that is 22 million households across over six $.3 billion. that is certifiably dollars in total for last year. $133 on average per month per person. $234 average monthly per 274 per month rea. guest: that has been a driver and a genus of the food stamps program is the number of people who participate go up when times are bad and when times are good the numbers go dow
our economy. he worked for conservation and care of our land and water. he left me an example and he was a great teacher. he learned how important healthcare was to the people. these things i learned from him and the other great mentors. i would like to have done the things that i have done without the benefit and wisdom of greater man than i'm, but he and also an irish poet who is also speaker of the house. they were the people amongst others who helped me form my thinking, learning, and understanding. i'm proud we have been able to accomplish these things we have together. , we findof you trouble in the times we find ourselves in. too much bitterness. too much anger. it is unfortunate. would love speaker to see that we are able to move away from these things. his kindness and his decency shows he has those abilities today. i find myself very much troubled about the fact that we in the congress do not seem to learn one of the important lessons, and that is the meaning of the body of which we are a part of. congress needs a coming together where people come together to work for a gre
viability of a good economy of family unity and homeland security that the congress can come up with a legal framework, a law that would allow us to have immigrants here in this country so that they do not have to hide in the shadows. when they hide in the shadows they get taken advantage of by some people. in some ways they are more depressed when these people cannot turn around and say that they are paying less than minimum wage and it depresses the wages of the rest of americans. they really are part of what is happening right now. if we get the law -- good and strong, i think we will be a much better america for it. we will see if we are there in the fall. thank you for the comment. host: the senate immigration debate begins this morning on c- span2. they voted yesterday to proceed to the bill. several amendments have been filed. it is expected to be on the floor for weeks. our coverage begins at 9:30 on c-span2. the chief of the nsa is expected to be testifying, surely asked by the senators on the appropriations committee about the surveillance programs. we will cover that on c-span3 at
for your cost considerably more than that, but there are real economies of scale due to the multi-year procurement plans that the congress has approved. do you support continuing with that multi-year procurement plan? >> i am familiar with the specific situation. we are currently closely examining whether a commitment to the 10th ship should be made, for the reasons you just mentioned. the decision, as far as i know, has not been made yet. i will ask mr. hale to respond to this. it is part of the overall larger strategic interest, as we are moving 60% of our naval assets into the asia-pacific area. do you want to respond? >> there are specific problems with sequestration. we are trying to solve them. there is a small amount of money in this program to help. but we have to look at this in light of what happens in overall sequestration before we make the final decision. we would like to finish it. >> thank you, mr. chairman. >> i could not help but think of one of the earlier questions about sexual misconduct. at the naval academy and elsewhere, at least it was reported in the press
market and economy. when the fed is by massive amounts of mortgage-backed security, it is probably not the time to turn it over to the private-sector. we reached the point now where i think it is -- and i am pleased that congress and the senate is working on a bill. i think it is time to start the dialogue. it may take yourwhen the two, bs time to start thinking about what the future should be. >> what are the preconditions, what would need to be agreed to as a step out of the way to conservatorship? what is the context that would get us to the promised land of a future? there are a whole series of principles that have to be discussed. we are investors in banks outside of the u.s., so we're used to seeing banks owning mortgages. in this country, we need to get some of the banks back in. they are starting to buy the mortgages in this country but 30-yearl not be doing fixed rate mortgages. to 15 now.ing up when the private capital to come in. banks, investor that will take credit risk. think a big decision -- probably the biggest decision will be some government support for some part
. it is a real jewel in the crown of the united kingdom economy. i think what's encouraging is that this year we're seeing a growth and production as a number of new fields and projects come on stream buddies right to say that at >> you have been watching prime minister's questions from the british house of commons. question time airs live every wednesday at 7 a.m. eastern when the house of commons is in session and again on sunday nights at 9 p.m. eastern and pacific. watch any time at www.c- span.org, where you can find video of hast prime minister's questions and other public affairs programs. on monday, british foreign secretary william hague told members in the house of commons recent allegations they tried obtain data from private citizens were baseless. he added it was subject to proper statutory controls and safeguards. following the remarks, mr. haig took questions from members. an fairly it has fully explored. >> i will make a statement on the legal framework. i am responsible for the work and the secret intelligence service. the home secretary is responsible for in my five area did i
growing economies in the world, to help solve local food emergencies. i urge my colleagues to support this amendment. thank you. the chair: the gentlewoman's time has expired. the gentleman from oklahoma is recognized. mr. lucas: mr. chairman, i yield to the gentleman from tennessee, mr. fincher, one minute. mr. chairman, how much time do i have remaining? the chair: the gentleman from oklahoma has 2 1/2 minutes remaining. mr. lucas: i yield to the gentleman from tennessee. the chair: the gentleman from tennessee is recognized for one minute. mr. fincher: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise in opposition to this amendment. this amendment favors our foreign competitors over american-grown products, american-grown industries and jobs filled by americans. unlike foreign aid programs, the food for peace program is america made through and through and is tied to approximately 44,000 american jobs in the agriculture, transportation and maritime industries. an american is employed in every step of the process of the food for peace program. americans grow the crops, the commodities are processed a
critically on what is happening in the rest of the economy, that medicare cannot go off. >> i have heard the testimony, loud and clear. >> you can see the entire hearing at 9:22. ouret us not be blind to differences a less direct attention to our common interests. and the means by which those differences can be resolved. and if we cannot and our differences -- at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. everyone, no matter where they live is a citizen of berlin. ina free man i take pride the words "ich ben ein berlinner." different president kennedy and you see a different one again, who was preparing the ground for a real shot and the nuclear test ban treaty that was agreed to in the fall of 1963, and at the same time -- also building up defense and seeking a way to peace with this speech. >> looking back on the 50th anniversary of the speech -- at 7:30 p.m.. part of american history television. at the obamaook administration's policy on cyber security. we will hear from janet napolitano. this was hosted by the woodrow wilson center. this is about 120 minutes. >> so much for
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